SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota women's tennis team is picked to finish third in the Summit League behind six-time defending champion Denver and Oral Roberts according to the preseason poll announced Wednesday.

From the voting of league head coaches, the Coyotes earned 17 points in the voting done by league head coaches.

The Coyotes return four players from last year's team, which finished fourth in the Summit League during the regular season.

Junior Jana Lazarevic, an two-time All-Summit League selection, was named to the Players to Watch list for the spring season. Lazarevic, playing No. 1 singles, fashioned a 9-13 overall mark which included a 3-2 mark in league play last spring.

2019-20 SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S TENNIS PRESEASON POLL

Team                       Score (1st place votes)

1. Denver                 25 (5)

2. Oral Roberts         18 (1)

3. South Dakota       17

4. North Dakota        15

5. Omaha                 10

6. Western Illinois      5

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